If you run a business, you have many obligations. You have obligations to your workers, to your suppliers, to your customers and also to the environment. This is why it’s so vitally important to control your pollution levels. It may seem like just another annoyance to you, but that’s not how the local community or the local authorities will see it.
If you’re running a company that is at risk of substantially polluting the air, there are lots of things you have to do, and lots of things you can do. So, don’t shy away from your responsibilities. Put these ideas into action!
Conforming to Regulations
There are lots of different rules and regulations you’ll have to follow depending on where in the world you’re conducting business. Most countries have clean air acts that place on obligation on the company to limit the amount of emissions they’re responsible for.
Pollution Control Systems
One of the main causes of air pollution is Volatile Organic Compounds. These are controlled and limited all over the world and can be found in solvent products and petrol products. One of the best ways of controlling this and other kinds of air pollution is biofiltration.
Biofiltration systems work by oxidising pollutants. To do this, you must capture the harmful pollutants and treat them using large-scale equipment that allows the pollutants to be degraded and destroyed. This takes a lot of equipment and space; you’ll need tunnels and vents as well as industrial fans like these from Australia.
CO2 emissions are among the most dangerous and harmful issues companies have to deal with. Gas flares can be used to reduce the problem, but there is no concrete way of turning CO2 emissions into anything less harmful.
Therefore, it makes sense to reduce them as much as possible. And the easiest way to do this is to stop burning so many fossil fuels and instead invest in renewable energy sources. The two biggest providers of renewable, clean energy in the world right now are solar panels and wind turbines. These might not be as expensive to install as you think and could even save you money in the long term.
One of the problems with air pollution is that it quite often creates extra noise pollution. So, how can you reduce your noise pollution levels? It’s a difficult question with no easy answers, to be honest.
Some would say that causing extra noise is a small sacrifice to make in order to stop emission levels rising further. However, you should do everything possible in order to stop disturbing people with noise. Locate your business away from residential areas and sound proof any particularly noisy areas.
The Smaller Things
Once you have the big things in order, try thinking about the small ways in which your company pollutes the environment. All those small things add up. Look at how efficiently you use electricity in the company. Try encouraging car pooling within the workforce to cut down travel emissions. There are lots of things you can do if you want to be a clean, green company.